After Notre Dame we walked down the river for a while, looking at the book sellers that line the quayside, stopping to take a look at some of the old maps and other interesting things that they are selling. Walking further down we passed this painter and I stopped to have a look at his work, which I enjoyed so I purchased two images one for my Dad, one for Nikki.
After this we headed further down the river to the Louvre. We didn’t go into the Louvre as we thought this would take up too much of our time and we are more interested in the history of the places rather than ‘culture’. The grounds of the Louvre are more than impressive enough to warrant a trip on their own.
After walking through the Jardin des Tulieries that connects the Louvre and the Obelisk of Luxor (which we later learned much more about in our trip to the Maritime Museum) we crossed the river to look at the Grand Palais which is a very impressive building, but doesnt seem to serve much of a purpose any more containing exhibitions from time to time.